The video game streaming market is heating up all over the world. Even though platforms such as Twitch and Youtube Gaming are attracting a lot of interest from people who enjoy PC or console gaming, the mobile market is left out more often than not. Kamcord, a new streaming service launching in Korea and Japan later today, allows gamers to stream their favorite iOS and Android Apps. The future of game streaming is shaping up nicely, that much is certain.
Kamcord – Mobile Game Playthrough Streaming
More and more consumers are gaming on their mobile devices, and it was only a matter of time until this type of gameplay could be live streamed as well. Major streaming platforms like Twitch and Youtube Gaming are not focusing that much on mobile gamers just yet, but the launch of Kamcord might make them change their mind.
Promoting a new service like Kamcord will be an interesting challenge although the company is well prepared for taking on this task. By bringing in some Korean and Japanese mobile gaming Youtube stars – yes, they do exist – the launch of Kamcord will be interesting to keep an eye on.
Some people may have heard the name Kamcord before, as the company was founded in 2012 and originally started out as an SDK for mobile game developers to add gameplay recording to iOS games. Part of the success of mobile game playthrough streaming can be attributed to this SDK, and support for Android followed in 2013.
Thanks to a helping hand from various investors, Kamcord has put itself in prime position to conquer the mobile gaming streaming market in Japan, China, the US, and Korea. An aggressive international expansion is planned for the near future, as the company feels there is a dire need for such a move in the mobile live streaming space.
That being said, Twitch offers mobile game streaming as well, and the brand name carries a lot more clout compared to Kamcord. But there are other competitors as well, including Mirrativ – for Android – and Mobcrush. But more competition can only be beneficial to the mobile game streaming industry, and it will be interesting to see how this market will evolve over the next few years.
Bitcoin Integration Could Be Quite Beneficial
It is possible for mobile gamers to make live-streaming their full-time job if they are willing to pursue that opportunity. However, people are always limited to the number of payment methods they can use, all of which have certain risks of fraud and chargebacks associated with them. Bitcoin, on the other hand, is a perfectly scalable mobile payment application that eliminates these risks and is subject to far lower transaction fees.
It could be a wise move for Kamcord – or any of the other players active in this space – to take a closer look at integrating Bitcoin payments for donations and subscriptions. After all, the digital currency is quite popular in the same markets being targeted by Kamcord, and it could serve as an interesting experiment to say the least.
What are your thoughts on Kamcord? Do you see a future for mobile game live streaming? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Tech In Asia